Barry West, Tennessee Commissioner, and the anti-Mexican remark…by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 03, 2013, under Cultura, Culture, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voters, Jewish and Chicano Rapport, mexican american women, Mexican-American / Chicano political activism, Mexican-Americans and Chicanos are patriotic, Women Voters
It appears Barry West hates Muslims.
Is he a Christian who ignores the teachings of Jesus Christ?
Since when do Americans reject Freedom of Religion?
Shame on Barry West.
Just in from Think Progress:
A Tennessee County Commissioner doesn’t see anything wrong with a Facebook post he put up that led to Muslims feeling threatened.The photo was posted to Coffee County commissioner Barry West‘s Facebook page, drawing consternation from Muslim groups who came across the image. In the photo, seen at the right, a double-barreled shotgun is pointed at the viewer with the caption “HOW TO WINK AT A MUSLIM.” The image soon went viral, causing West to take down the original post from his page.
The Tennessean reached out to West and the commissioner not only isn’t sorry about posting the picture, he doesn’t believe he deserves to be singled out:
West, who lives in Manchester, removed it about an hour later. He did not apologize, instead questioning how his tweet had become the focus of attention.
West responded with this email: “No I did not Twitter this … no I did not create this picture … yes I shared it … so why am I being singled out?”
“I’m prejudiced against anyone who’s trying to tear down this country, Muslims, Mexicans, anybody,” he said in an interview with the local Tullahoma News, adding, “If you come into this country illegally or harm us or take away benefits, I’m against it.” West also claimed in that the post was meant to be funny, and that he doesn’t hold anything against Muslims “per se, but if you’re trying to tear down this country, find somewhere else to go.” FULL STORY>>>